Instagram Now Flags Potentially Offensive Captions Before Users Post

In an effort to combat online bullying.

By
Tech
4,944 Hypes 4 Comments

Instagram recently rolled out a new feature that alerts users when they are about to post a potentially offensive caption. Now, when Instagram’s AI detects a caption that it believes could be offensive, it displays a pop-up that encourages the user to think before hitting “post,” which reads “This caption looks similar to others that have been reported.”

The social media platform recognizes its role in online bullying and hopes this new feature will encourage its users to “pause and reconsider” their words before sharing them with the world. Instagram already rolled out a similar feature for comments earlier this year, which it states has shown promising results. To create these new features, Instagram’s team developed and tested AI that is able to identify various types of bullying on the platform.

If a user ever encounters the pop-up notification, they will be given the option to edit their caption, learn more about Instagram’s terms and conditions or go ahead and post the flagged content. It is important to note that Instagram will not actually block users from posting their potentially offensive captions.

Instagram has confirmed that this new feature has already begun in select countries ahead of its global rollout, which will happen over the next few months.

Elsewhere in tech, the FBI has busted two illegal streaming sites that have more content than Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

Read Full Article

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

101 Users Online

What to Read Next

CLOT and Mitchell & Ness Pay Homage To Allen Iverson and Kevin Durant With New Drop
Fashion

CLOT and Mitchell & Ness Pay Homage To Allen Iverson and Kevin Durant With New Drop

Knitted wool jerseys, shorts and shooting shirts for the Sixers and Sonics

Mac Miller Biopic Is One of Hollywood's Most In-Demand Movie Scripts
Music

Mac Miller Biopic Is One of Hollywood's Most In-Demand Movie Scripts

Landing on 2019’s Black List.

Suicoke Remixes Vibram's "Toe Shoes" in SS20 Collection
Footwear

Suicoke Remixes Vibram's "Toe Shoes" in SS20 Collection

Is this the new ugly sneaker trend?


Lil Tecca Releases "Why U Look Mad" Single and Video
Music

Lil Tecca Releases "Why U Look Mad" Single and Video

Following up to his debut album, ‘We Love You Tecca.’

A Closer Look at Hiroshi Fujiwara's Revamped Red Wing 4679 Moc Toe Boot
Footwear

A Closer Look at Hiroshi Fujiwara's Revamped Red Wing 4679 Moc Toe Boot

Featuring premium all-black chrome leather and contrast stitching.

Twitch Sued $3 Billion USD Over Illegal Premier League Soccer Streams
Gaming

Twitch Sued $3 Billion USD Over Illegal Premier League Soccer Streams

The Internet provider claims its exclusive rights were violated over 36,000 times.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We noticed you are using an ad-blocker

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.